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My wife & I are downsizing, one more time. We have ordered a new 'B' & now will be putting our present 'C' on the market. It is a 2014 Forester 2251SLE with 36-37k miles. Equipped for ultimate boondocking, dry camping and just traveling. Built on the comfortable, capable Chevy 4500 chassis. I won’t detail the mundane standard equipment, you can check it out here. 

http://www.forestriverinc.com/product-details.aspx?LineID=591&Image=31059&ModelID=4422#Main

 

I want $50k for the rig equipped as it is...we can negotiate removal of a couple of the batteries if you don’t want all of the power. The rig is at Rainbows End. I wanted to give SKP's first crack at this, I’ll put it on rvtrader in a week or so.

 

PM me if interested. Not interested in any trades.

 

* Replaced dinette with recliners to create a comfortable "living" area.

* Replaced frosted glass in door with clear to better enjoy the view.

* Remodeled galley, replaced OSB counter top, installed new recessed stove top, created space for toaster/convection oven.

* Replace galley sink trap with HEPVO waterless trap, big increase in usable under sink space.

* Remove closet divider, installed real pole. Created a larger, more usable closet.

* Added Dometic Bluetooth controlled furnace thermostat, great for warming the MH before getting out of bed !

* Replaced shower door with swing out rod to create a more usable shower.

* Installed replacement water saving shower head.

* Outside Adco windshield cover provided.

* Added a AC power load monitor meter.

* BigFoot Platinum jack system installed.

* Levelmate Pro instadded.

* Added shelf in large storage bay to increase usability.

* Added bolt-on rear bumper rack, for Honda generator, chairs & etc, this is NOT a hitch mounted unit.

*  Refrigerator Fire extinguisher provided, not installed, have to leave the next owner something to do.

* RG6 connection for portable satellite antenna on roof.

* Convert ex-battery box under step to hinged top storage, excellent for storage of small propane bottles.

* Installed Koni FSD shocks 6/17. A remarkable ride & handling improvement.

* Installed CrossFire monitors on rear duals, with pressure monitor caps on the front wheels. Much more reliable than any system I’ve used. Pressure Pro available if you want it.

* Installed new Michelin M/S tires 6/17.

* Added swivel unit to passenger seat.

* Blue Ox tow bar included, won’t need it with the 'B'.

 

Extensive electrical additions & modifications including;

* Installed new remote control Maxxair fan in rear overhead vent w/Maxxair cover.

* Install halo LEDs on front & BR vents.

* Added vanity LED fixtures.

* Install LED reading light fixtures at bed.

* Installed 4x 100AH Battle Born LiPo batteries 3/17. These batteries have a 10yr warranty & give 400AH of USABLE power. They are FANTASTIC for boondocking! Check the Battle Born videos on YouTube.

* Installed Victron multi-plus 2000w  inverter/charger supplying entire coach with 120V powered by the BB batteries.

* Installed Victron BMV-700 battery monitor, with Bluetooth dongle.

* Added 400W of solar panels on roof.

* Installed Victron 100/30 MPPT solar controller with Bluetooth dongle.

* Relocated shore power cord to better utilize space.

  • Installed connection to Victron MPPT controller for portable solar panel.

* Added additional 120v outlets.

* Added 12v powered USB outlets.

* 12V television, no need to run the inverter to watchTV.

* Installed Micro start unit on AC to ease starting load on generator.

 

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On 3/11/2019 at 8:14 PM, dewilso said:

Installed Koni FSD shocks 6/17. A remarkable ride & handling improvement

I had these installed on my Sprinter...it made a remarkable difference....

What Class B are you ordering? 

What was your main reason for switching to the Class B?  Of course I think it's a great idea...I love my Sprinter Class B...

It's the perfect size for two people.... not good for pets or even small kids...

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Sorry for being late, I have a GGrandson, 70 yrs younger than I am this week.

Here is a link to some photos, mostly Interior as the weather hasn’t cooperated at. All!

Forester Fotos

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